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A Bitter Song to His Lady - Poem by Dante Gabriel Rossetti | Urdu Poetry

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A Bitter Song to His Lady - Poem by Dante Gabriel Rossetti
O LADY amorous, 
Merciless lady, 
Full blithely play'd ye 
These your beguilings. 
So with an urchin 
A man makes merry, — 
In mirth grows clamorous, 
Laughs and rejoices, — 
But when his choice is 
To fall aweary, 
Cheats him with silence. 
This is Love's portion: — 
In much wayfaring 
With many burdens 
He loads his servants, 
But at the sharing, 
The underservice 
And overservice 
Are alike barren. 

As my disaster 
Your jest I cherish, 
And well may perish. 
Even so a falcon 
Is sometimes taken 
And scantly cautell'd; 
Till when his master 
At length to loose him, 
To train and use him, 
Is after all gone, — 
The creature's throttled 
And will not waken. 
Wherefore, my lady, 
If you will own me, 
O look upon me! 
If I'm not thought on, 
At least perceive me! 
O do not leave me 
So much forgotten! 

If, lady, truly 
You wish my profit, 
What follows of it 
Though still you say so? — 
For all your well-wishes 
I still am waiting. 
I grow unruly, 
And deem at last I'm 
Only your pastime. 
A child will play so, 
Who greatly relishes 
Sporting and petting 
With a little wild bird: 
Unaware he kills it, — 
Then turns it, feels it, 
Calls it with a mild word, 
Is angry after, — 
Then again in laughter 
Loud is the child heard. 

O my delightful 
My own my lady, 
Upon the Mayday 
Which brought me to you 
Was all my haste then 
But a fool's venture? 
To have my sight full 
Of you propitious 
Truly my wish was, 
And to pursue you 
And let love chasten 
My heart to the centre. 
But warming, lady, 
May end in burning. 
Of all this yearning 
What comes, I beg you? 
In all your glances 
What is't a man sees? — 
Fever and ague. 
Dante Gabriel Rossetti

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